Summary: Sin has tried to snuff the light of Jesus from the beginning of time. After CALVARY Jesus has brought about the end of sins' dominion. Good Friday seems terrible, but the resurrection turns history around.
THE END OF THE BEGINNING OR THE BEGINNING OF THE END!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com (If you cover each point this is a several part lesson. Of course you could condense the material.)
IN THE BEGINNING GOD… GOD SPOKE LIGHT INTO EXISTENCE. FROM THAT DAY GOD’S ENEMY HAS DESIRED SIN AND EVIL TO SNUFF OUT GOD, LIGHT AND GOOD… GOD HAS A PLAN FROM THE BEGINNING… TO BRING AN END TO THE SATANIC GOAL… GOD WILL BRING AN END TO THE BEGINNING OF SIN… JESUS IS COMING…
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
God has a plan to put an END TO THE BEGINNING.
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
The law is the start of the end of the beginning… BUT GOD’S PLAN WILL BRING ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF THE END ON A HILL CALLED GOLGOTHA JUST OUTSIDE OF JERUSALEM’S CITY LIMITS. JESUS SUBMITS AND SAYS FATHER YOUR WILL BE DONE. Jesus will build a BRIDGE TO CROSS THE DEEP AND WIDE CHASM BETWEEN LOST HUMANITY AND GOD.
JESUS GATHERS HIS BOYS AROUND HIM FOR WHAT WE CALL “THE LAST SUPPER.”
The enemy knew he could never hurt God. But he knew how God loved his creation and people. So the way to hurt God was to take people that God so loved to HELL. But there was a GOD PLAN OF DELIVERANCE. The satanic plans are to force the end and to destroy mankind. Jesus is getting ready to put an end to the beginning of SIN and the satanic forces trying to hurt God. The Father and His Son knew the CROSS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR EVIL AND SIN.
IN THE GARDEN JESUS PRAYS… HIS HEART HURT AND WAS BROKEN WHILE THE BEST OF THE BEST SLEPT THROUGH PRAYER… BUT THEY HAVE ONE LAST MEAL TOGETHER… BUT JESUS REFUSES TO PARTAKE, HE WAITS FOR US AND THE MEAL IN HEAVEN…
Matthew 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
THIS BREAD REPRESENTS MY BROKEN BODY…
THIS CUP BEARS MY BLOOD WHICH WAS SHED FOR MANY…
GOD HAS A PLAN FROM THE BEGINNING TO PUT AN END TO SIN, DISOBEDIENCE AND REBELLION.
History records for us IN THE BEGINNING WAS GOD… GOD SAID: LET THERE BE LIGHT AND THERE WAS LIGHT. From the beginning there has been a terrible war between LIGHT and darkness. Our eternal enemy has tried from the foundation of the world to SNUFF OUT THE LIGHT. The enemy from the beginning knows his days are limited. The author of the SIN and CONFUSION is doomed.
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 6 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. 48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
THE CROSS OF JESUS WILL BE A PARADIGM SHIFT ---HOW CAN WE CALL GOOD FRIDAY GOOD FRIDAY? UNLESS WE UNDERSTAND GOD IS GOING TO PUT AN END TO THE BEGINNING OF GOD’S ETERNAL ENEMY AND HIS DARKNESS.
Somewhere around 2,000 years ago some mean Roman soldiers nailed God’s only son to an old rugged cross just outside the city limits of Jerusalem. It was the darkest day in the history of the human race. God’s enemy and all the demonic host mocked and laughed and claimed to have defeated God. Haman’s plan failed to destroy the promise and many other demonic plans failed. BUT THIS TIME IT APPEARS THAT SATAN HAS WON.